What connects to what?


#1

I’ve got a P3 and I’m about to take my audio out and reconnect it, first time in ages.

I have two distribution blocks.

I have a double wall socket. Obviously one goes to the P3.

When on, never draws more than about 350 watts.

Equipment:

  • A pair of 300w monoblocks

  • A phono stage

  • A turntable

  • A PWD2 DAC

  • AV items (satellite box, DVD player, TV, Sonos for the TV) and some other digital units, such as a streamer

Can anyone advise on how I should use the P3 outputs, or the principles to be applied in connecting all this stuff up?

Many thanks


#2

I am tempted to connect the 2 amps and phono stage to the 3 regenerated outlets, the AV units to a block off the spare mains socket and the rest of the audio stuff off a block connected to to the conditioned outlet.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.


#3

If it’s a P3 I’d connect the two amps through the high current filtered outlets, everything else through the regenerated outlets.


#4
Paul McGowan said If it's a P3 I'd connect the two amps through the high current filtered outlets, everything else through the regenerated outlets.
Thank you Paul. As the P3 only has one conditioned outlet, I will have to use one of the distribution blocks (they are basic audio ones without fuses, switches or filters) to get power to the two amps. I am still using thick power leads for the amplifiers from when I thought these things made a difference. It would be bit stupid running them off a mains block, so I can go back to using a pair of kettle cables, which is probably more appropriate for Quad 909 monoblocks (whose founder P J Walker famously said a good audio cable is one that conducts electricity).

That leaves me with the 3 regenerated supplies - so one to the valve phono stage, one to the PWD Mk2 DAC and one for a block for everything else.

All the AV will come off the spare wall socket.


#5

Yeah, wish we could have added more outlets - but a distribution block properly made is not big deal to the sound.